The Ultimate Guide to Christmas Specials

Christmas TV specials, limited series and movies are bigger than ever these days from now until the New Year, you’ll be able to find some festive yule-tide programming every night of the week. From the traditional viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life, the different versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, to baking shows and live music specials, we’ve got them all listed on the new Christmas TV Specials page. (Since not all of the networks list their specials early, this list will be updated throughout the coming weeks, so check back often for new additions!)

‘American Idol’ Starts Rounds of Auditions for New Season

American Idol Auditions for 2017.


After 15 seasons on FOX, American Idol closed up shop for good on April 7, 2016. Until it didn’t. Apparently, the show must go on … ABC ... in 2018. The American Idol bus will roll into Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida for auditions taking place on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Idol winners Jordin Sparks, Kris Allen and Ruben Studdard will make a special appearance and greet lucky audition participants during the kickoff celebration of the search for America’s next superstar.

After the event, Central Florida hopefuls will still have the chance to audition via the American Idol pop-up audition kiosk, which will be at Disney Springs through September 15, 2017 during regular Disney Springs operating hours, visitors can create and submit their own audition video at the kiosk.

Meanwhile, auditions will simultaneously kick off on the West Coast in Portland, Oregon and will tour the country. In addition, participants can audition by submitting a video online as well. You must be between the ages of 15-28 to audition. For full requirements, click here. If you’d like to audition in person, here is the list of where the American Idol bus will be stopping in the coming weeks. Since locations can change, visit the American Idol website for up to day information.

17: Orlando, FL and Portland, OR, 19: Miami, FL, 20: Oakland, CA, 22: Atlanta, GA, 23: Provo, UT, 25: North Charleston, SC, 26: Denver, CO, 27: Asheville, NC, 29: Omaha, NE, and 30: Louisville, KY

1: Tulsa, OK, 3: Pittsburgh, PA, 4: Shreveport, LA, 5: Annapolis, MD, 7: Tuscumbia, AL, 8: Boston, MA, 11: Chicago, IL and 14: New Orleans, LA

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